Photographers to Watch: Steve Strawn

Steve Strawn does interesting, exciting and clever things with photography- a medium which you can easily tell he has a firm technical grasp on. Which is exactly his problem, as he says I can’t transcend, I can’t look past the device that is supposed to make the moment. So I’m stuck in a technical morass that there is no escape from.

Steve Strawn does interesting, exciting and clever things with photography- a medium which you can easily tell he has a firm technical grasp on. Which is exactly his problem, as he says "I can’t transcend, I can’t look past the device that is supposed to make the moment. So I’m stuck in a technical morass that there is no escape from. The shame of wanting so badly to make a statement and yet only becoming merely proficient at the technical aspects."

We don't see things so darkly though, Strawn's image above, "Broken Primaries" has won numerous awards and it's just one in the addictive series, not to mention his series of robots, dolls and their scary secret lives. We can't wait to see what he'll come up with next. (Steve Strawn)

_—Kathleen Davis
Assistant Editor
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